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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UN Body Passes Standard to Protect HIV-Positive Employees From Discrimination

The International Labor Organization (ILO) passed the "first international standard to tackle discrimination against HIV/AIDS sufferers in the workplace," Reuters reports. The recommendation was "overwhelmingly" passed after two years of discussion... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nebraska: Bill Would Protect Police From Body Fluids Assault

Included in the legislative package offered last week by state Attorney General Jon Bruning is a measure that would punish people who assault peace officers with bodily fluids that can transmit HIV or hepatitis B or C. Under the measure, sponsored... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Researchers Discuss Challenges to Developing Broadly Protective HIV Vaccines

WHAT: The human body can produce powerful antibodies that shield cells in the laboratory against infection by an array of HIV strains. In people, however, recent research shows that these broadly neutralizing antibodies are not produced in an... Read more »
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Rash after protected sex with HIV+ The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

About a month ago, I engaged in penetrating anal sex with an HIV+ male. I was not penetrated. A condom was used and it remained intact. Other activities included deep kissing, masturbation and fingering of my anus. About a week later, I developed a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.Having a rash near the penis is not consistent with recent HIV infection. Also having flu-like symptoms does not necessarily indicate recent HIVinfection either. The Question, Acute Retroviral Syndrome, dated... Read more »

Protected Intercourse + No ARS symptoms = HIV free???

Dear Dr. Bob, First off, great site and you rock like a hurricane!!! Anyway, I am a 26 year old heterosexual male. I had protected vaginal intercourse and protected insertive oral intercourse only with a female sex worker on April 6, 2003....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Curious George,Do hurricanes rock? I thought they were just big bags of wind!?!?You had "protected vaginal intercourse and protected insertive oral intercourse only with a female sex worker". Assuming the condom was used correctly (as... Read more »

Risk of HIV contraction after protected sex with prostitute

Hi,I recently went to a massage parlour in macau and one thing led to another and had protected sex with the girl giving me the massagee. we used a condom which didnt seem to have any gaping hole or such. However i did lick her clitorial region a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming you used a latex condom properly and it didn't fail (break)."Symptoms" that occur three days after a potential HIV exposure would not be related to HIV acquisition. The... Read more »

Will saliva protect me from getting HIV?

At your site you frequently state thet GIVING oral sex to a woman involves some risk of HIV transmission. Yet elsewhere I've also read many times that experts believe that there's something in saliva which helps kill or neutralise the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. In laboratory studies, various factors involving saliva have been found to have either a direct effect, or an indirect effect, against the HIV virus in vitro (in a test tube). Some of these factors include secretory... Read more »
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tip of penis entered vagina w/o protection..help/

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm really concerned about something I did.. can someone please help.

I went to Thailand last month where I engaged in stupid activites. I went to a body massage establishment. Anyways, during the course of the body massage the tip of my penis enter... Read more »

Vaginal Intercourse Protected/Unprotected

Posted by Anonymous
Dear Friends,

Please help me with this one. I am supplying complete details :

I went to Mumbai city, India and had sex with a prostitute. First I asked her to suck my penies. During this act of oral sex I was not wearing any condoms. I did not... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

HIV from protected anal

Posted by spiritflame67, 1 Reply
Can you get HIV from protected anal sex? The condoms had no holes nor did it break or have anything abnormal. Could I have gotten HIV from this?? Read more »